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How to make Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches

Oven-Baked Meatball Sandwiches

These Oven-Baked Meatball Sandwiches are so incredibly easy to make. Loaded with melted cheese & marinara making these perfect for your game day crowd.
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword meatballs, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches


  • 1-2 pkg Carando Abruzzese Fresh Italian Meatballs
  • 4-6 hoagie rolls
  • 4-6 slices provolone cheese
  • 12 ounces marinara sauce
  • 6 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese & parsley for garnish – opt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil & then place the raw meatballs on it about 1″ apart.
  • Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet, turn the meatballs over & return to the oven to bake an additional 14-17 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 185 degrees F.
  • While the meatballs are baking, spray your casserole dish with oil or cooking spray.
  • Place the buns in the prepared dish & line the inside of each bun with a slice of provolone cheese.
  • Once the meatballs are cooked, place several in each bun in between the cheese. (*note- do not turn off your oven after baking the meatballs)
  • Spoon the marinara sauce over the meatballs & then top each sandwich with a handful of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the 375-degree F oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • *Opt – broil for 2-5 minutes to brown the cheese before serving.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese & parsley prior to serving.


To make these in the air fryer - cook the meatballs at 390 for 15 minutes. Assemble the sandwiches, then coo for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.